LINCOLN, Neb. -- The right to vote would be returned to ex-felons sooner than later in potential legislation proposed by one Nebraska lawmaker.

Right now ex-felons must wait two years after completing their sentence or probation before they can cast a ballot.

State Senator Justin Wayne of Omaha is pushing legislation that would cut those two years down to none so that ex-felons would once again be allowed to vote immediately after finishing their sentence or probation.

A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for Wednesday in Lincoln.